Saturday’s strike on Saudi Arabia is surrounded by uncertainties. But one thing is clear: The United States needs to be better prepared than the Saudis were.
Peter W. Singer"The promise of easy wars fought from afar without consequences is even more false than it was in the past. To put it another way, the lower barrier to entry for the new technology of war demands a higher barrier to entry for joining one"
My @nytimes op-ed
It is only a matter of time before maliciously manipulated or fabricated content surfaces of a major presidential candidate in 2020. Here is what every campaign needs to do in advance of a deepfake emergency.
Peter W. SingerHow should campaigns prep for Deep Fakes?
Good advice, but misses crucial part, need to turn the narrative on the attacker, make how they did it, their history and network the story. It is operation you might fight not a mere crisis to put out.
Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis writes that the U.S. must renew alliances abroad and overcome tribal divisions at home in an exclusive excerpt.
Peter W. SingerSorry, but I am disappointed in this Mattis essay.
For all the talk of being "blunt," he avoids it, using the writing device of a story criticizing the leadership style of an anonymous European admiral as means to subtweet Trump
The war hero became a shrewd businessman, but in Iraq it’s hard to do big business without making some highly dubious connections.
Peter W. Singer“You don’t get an exclusive contract from the Iraqi government having never done that type of work before because you’re good guys.”
On shady billion $ contracts for US security/logistics firms in Iraq
Some of the items are so highly classified, "even a photograph is considered controlled."
Peter W. SingerEmail scammers trick US defense contractor into sending them $3.2 million in classified comms intercept gear, as well as $6million in TVs and iPhones
All it took was a free Yahoo email address ending in “navy-mil.us”
New text effective today adds "falsely created images" to state law.
Peter W. SingerDeep Fake revenge porn made illegal in Virginia
points to looming battle over the stand of law/platforms on content regulation vs the form, as moves from universally objectionable content to debatable (political deep fakes)
Troops with the 82nd Airborne’s 3rd Brigade Combat team were issued Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System this spring and provided training on how to use the drones, which resemble miniature helicopters.
Peter W. SingerEvery so often I think about how strange it is that The Dixie Chicks suffered greater career punishment for being right about the Iraq War
than any pundit or politician did for being wrong on it...